The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 0.03 - 0.1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 28 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 30 kDa).
FunctionDegrades casein, gelatins of types I, III, IV, and V, and fibronectin. Activates procollagenase.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase M10A family.
DomainThe conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.